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Haiti Kanaval 2015

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Haiti Kanaval 2015

Haiti Kanaval 2015

As per historians' records, the celebration of Mardi Gras was first started with the ancient Romans with the celebration of the festival known as "Lupercalia", worshipping the god of fertility and the god of agriculture and pastoral shepherds. Their celebrations always had Mardi Gras-like similarities--feasting, drinking and enjoying the "pleasures of the flesh". 'Mardi Gras' is a French word that literally means 'Fat Tuesday.' It was introduced in the America by the early French settlers. Mardi Gras is a big holiday time in Haiti when all the schools and businesses remain closed. The purpose of celebrating Mardi Gras is to enjoy of food, drink and fun before the beginning of fasting for the Catholic holiday Lent, as a way to indulge before the Lenten season. It begins on January 6th, the twelfth day after Christmas and serves as a final shebang before the 40-day abstinence of Lent.

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